Oatlands offers educational tours on several topics for school groups who wish to further their knowledge of Virginia and Loudoun County history. Our staff is happy to answer questions, advise on available research materials, or work with teachers to makeschool tours successful. For program and fee information or reservation please contact the Director of Programming & Education at 703-777-3174 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt. Gap Schoolhouse Program:
Students view a one-room schoolhouse and learn how school was conducted in the 19th and early 20th century by reenacting part of a school day. Then students tour the Oatlands mansion and property and learn about 200 years of history there including the personal lives of Virginians, the role of slavery in terms of agricultural and economic development and the effects of Reconstruction on the local economy.
This visit is designed as a 2 hour tour of Oatlands. Students tour the Oatlandsmansion and plantation and learn about 200 years of Loudoun history. Students also visit the one-room schoolhouse to learn how this school compares to schools today. This tour works well if the group is trying to visit more than one historic site in a day.
Can’t make it to Oatlands? We can bring Oatlands to you! With a trunk full of pictures, maps, and objects from the house, students can learn about the history of Oatlands without leaving their classroom.
Bring your Scout troop or den to learn about the history of Loudoun County while participating in hands-on activities at Oatlands. Each program lasts 1 - 1 1/2 hours and will include a tour of the house along with the Scout lesson. For program and fee information or reservation please contact the Director of Programming & Education at 703-777-3174 or email@example.com.
- Tiger Cub -- Fulfills requirements 1g and 5g
- Wolf Cub -- Fulfills requirements 2a, 2b, 2c, 2g and 4f
- Bear Cub -- Fulfills requirements 3a, 3b, 3d, and 8e
- Daisy -- Orange Petal – Responsible for what I say and do
- Brownie -- Earn two Try-Its at once! Manners and Brownie Girl Scouts Through the Years
- Junior -- Local Lore Badge Earth Connections Badge
- Cadette and Senior -- We can help you earn your Museum Discovery Interest Project Award
The Oatlands Research Library contains numerous primary and secondary sources relating to local and regional history, with an emphasis on the family histories of the owners of Oatlands: the Carter family in the 19th century and the Eustis family in the 20th century. Our collections include rare volumes from the personal library of Robert Carter III; letter books and ledgers of Oatlands' builder, George Carter; collected secondary information regarding the building of Oatlands, collateral families, and wills; and a small library of published sources related to local, regional, and national history, architecture, and decorative arts. These resources are available by appointment to researchers for use at Oatlands. Specific questions or requests to use the library should be directed to the Director of Programming & Education at 703-777-3174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.